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Acquittals over Hungary toxic spill spark outrage

Veszpr - Victims of Hungary's worst ever toxic spill, which killed 10 people and injured 150 in 2010, voiced outrage after the boss of the alumina plant that caused the disaster was cleared of any wrongdoing on Thursday.

Hungarians rally against government's anti-terror plans

Budapest - Hundreds of people rallied in Budapest on Sunday against government plans to bring in anti-terror measures including restrictions on the Internet and curfews.

Auschwitz survivor triumphs in sell-out dance duet at age 90

Budapest - "It's never too late," smiles Eva Fahidi, a Hungarian Holocaust survivor who, at the age of 90, is currently starring in a sold-out duet production with a much younger dancer.

Hungarian PM's row with old ally hits Budapest streets

Budapest - A row involving Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban and his ex-college roommate, tycoon Lajos Simicska, has spilled onto the streets of Budapest as city authorities remove advertising pillars owned by the businessman.

Hungary would block EU sanctions on Poland: Orban

Budapest - Hungary's Prime Minister Viktor Orban, a key ally of Warsaw's conservative government, said Friday that Budapest would move to block any EU sanctions on Poland.

Britain's Cameron woos Berlin and Budapest in EU reform battle

Budapest - British Prime Minister David Cameron secured encouraging signals from the leaders of Germany, Hungary and the Netherlands as he swung through Europe Thursday, despite key reservations over an EU reform deal he wants at a summit next month.

Hungary accuses Austria of 'stupidity' in refugee crisis

Budapest - Hungary has accused Austria of confusing "solidarity and stupidity" after Vienna said that nations which do not accept their share of refugees under European Union quotas should face sanctions.

Hungary protest prompts delay of 'anti-Semitic' statue unveiling

Budapest - The inauguration of a Hungarian statue honouring a World War II-era politician with anti-Semitic views was delayed after it prompted strong protests and even threats, the group sponsoring the monument said Tuesday.

Hungary 'anti-Semitic' statue plan sparks protests

Sz - Several hundred people including a US envoy joined a protest Sunday organised by Jewish groups in Hungary against a planned statue of a World War II-era politician who had held anti-Semitic views.

Egypt-bound German plane lands in Hungary after bomb scare

Budapest - A German passenger plane headed from Berlin to the Egyptian Red Sea resort of Hurghada landed in Budapest on Monday after a bomb scare, Hungarian police said.The airportal.

Ho ho no! Naughty Hungarian Santa busted in tax sting

Budapest - A Hungarian Santa found his name on the "naughty" list after tax inspectors posing as parents booked him for failing to invoice his seasonal gift-giving services.

Hungary files court challenge to EU migrant quotas

Budapest - Hungary said on Thursday it had filed a legal challenge to the European Union's plan to distribute 160,000 asylum-seekers among member states under a quota system."The case has been filed," justice ministry spokesman Gabor Kaleta told AFP.

Holocaust documents trove unearthed in Budapest apartment

Budapest - A vast and historically valuable trove of Holocaust-era documents, long thought destroyed during World War II, has been found hidden in a wall cavity by a couple renovating their Budapest apartment.

Hungary to challenge EU migrant quota plan

Budapest - Hungary's parliament Tuesday cleared the way for the government next month to challenge the EU's contentious scheme to share 160,000 migrants around Europe via mandatory quotas.

Jihadists 'mingled' among migrants: Hungary PM

Budapest - Jihadists have exploited Europe's migrant crisis by hiding among asylum seekers, Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban said Monday, in the wake of attacks in Paris.

Driver crashes $1.5 million Ferrari minutes after buying it

Budapest - A man in Budapest bought a Ferrari for more than $1 million, but he ended up crashing it just minutes after driving it off the dealer's lot.

Hungary says migrant influx 'stops'

Budapest - Hungary said Monday its shutdown of the border with Croatia had put a stop to the influx of migrants and refugees.Only 41 people crossed into the EU member state on Sunday, the government said.

Gloom as Hungary seals Croatian border

Ortilos - "Closure!" barks the Hungarian army officer shortly after midnight, prompting the soldiers to unfurl the final length of the country's new anti-migrant fence and attach it to steel columns -- and the border with Croatia is officially sealed.

Hungary closes border to migrants as EU deal looks shaky

Ortilos - Hungary closed its border with Croatia to migrants early Saturday in a bid to block the path of streams of refugees desperate to get to northern Europe, while a much-hyped EU deal to stem the crisis looked shaky.

Hungarian-Croatian border closed to 'illegal' migrants: Hungary

Ortilos - The border between Hungary and Croatia has been closed to "illegal" migrants, the Hungarian government said early Saturday, with barbed wire fences being set up to seal the frontier.
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